T-Mobile G2 to Bring More Android on January 26?

The T-Mobile G1 has distinction of being the world’s first-ever Android-powered smartphone. With an all-glass capacitance touchscreen and finger-friendly Android UI, the T-Mobile G1 is about as good as it gets in the Android-space.

Today, we’re hearing that the T-Mobile G1’s successor, the T-Mobile G2, may be coming down the product pipeline faster than we had expected.

A leaked document sent to Cellphone Signal outlines the T-Mobile G2’s feature-set and sets a launch window for January 26. It’s not clear who will be manufacturing the alleged T-Mobile G2, but given HTC’s hand in making the T-Mobile G1, it’s not too hard to see HTC crunching out the G1’s successor.

The rumors T-Mobile G2 sports an impressive feature-set that should make even power-users jump with glee:

  • Android OS
  • EDGE/3G data
  • WiFi
  • GPS
  • 5 megapixel camera with flash
  • Front-facing VGA camera
  • microSDHC card slot

Interestingly, there’s no mention of any physical keyboard. The T-Mobile G1 features a hard-keyboard for text input, but has been criticized for not having an on-screen keyboard. Without a physical keyboard, the T-Mobile G2 would have to rely on an as-yet-unreleased Android build that features a soft-keyboard.

Oh, and that front-facing VGA camera? Yeah, T-Mobile might be rolling out some sort of video-calling service next year.

We’ll keep our ears open for more details on the T-Mobile G2.

[Via: BGR]

  • Gigi

    What?! I just got my G1 two weeks ago =(

  • Jeff Schmidt

    Where’s Hotspot Calling? I’d love to see an Android phone that supports T-Mobiles innovative Hotspot Calling features (free VoIP calls whenever the phone is in range of an accessible WiFi connection [assuming you aren’t locked out by a password], with seemless transitions to and from the wifi/cell network.

    The G1 and G2 seem like they would have the necessary hardware (in particular, WiFi capabilities), but we still don’t have any news of an Android phone which is compatible.

  • John


  • Nick

    ^The phones GSM chipset has to support it. It might be doable in software, but the handoff between wifi and cell network probably won’t be truly “seamless.”

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